UPDATED: 2014-2015 preseason top 25 college basketball rankings


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Now that we know which college basketball players have declared for the NBA Draft and top 2014 recruit Myles Turner has made his college decision, it is time to update my insanely early 2014-15 Top 25 college basketball rankings.  Here is a list of which players have already announced they are transferring and entering the draft.  Leave a comment below if you think a team is too high, too low, not getting enough respect, or if you notice an error in a projected roster.  (Click here to see how my 2013-14 way too early preseason college basketball rankings turned out.)

Allow me to present to you my way too early 2014-2015 preseason Top 25 college basketball rankings.  (Check out The Sports Bank’s 2015 NCAA Tournament Bracketology.)

1. KENTUCKY WILDCATS (Previous Ranking: 14)
I was assuming the worst for John Calipari after UK’s run to the national title game and expecting seven underclassmen to declare for the NBA Draft but the opposite occurred. The Harrison twins, Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson, and Alex Poythress all announced they are returning to school. Add in four McDonald’s All-Americans coming to Lexington and this team is stacked, especially in the frontcourt. The biggest concern will be keeping everybody happy and on the same page since playing time will be sparse for some high level recruits.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Dakari Johnson (So)/Willie Cauley-Stein (Jr)
PF: Karl Towns Jr. (Fr)/Trey Lyles (Fr)/Marcus Lee (So)
F: Alex Poythress (Jr)/Derek Willis (So)
SG: Aaron Harrison (So)/Devin Booker (Fr)
PG: Andrew Harrison (So)/Tyler Ulis (Fr)/Dominique Hawkins (So)

Gone: PF-Julius Randle, SG-James Young, G/F-Jon Hood, PG-Jarrod Polson

2. ARIZONA WILDCATS (PR: 1)
Even with Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson leaving for the NBA Draft, Sean Miller has a ton of talent returning including Brandon Ashley who missed the final half of this past season due a foot injury. Zona will be so loaded next season that the extremely talented and versatile McDonald’s All-Ameircan, Stanley Johnson will come off the bench. Depth was a major concern after Ashley’s injury this past season but that won’t be the case in 2014-15 with a deep recruiting class coming in.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Kaleb Tarczewski (Jr)/Matt Korcheck (Sr)
PF: Brandon Ashley (Jr)/Craig Victor (Fr)/Zach Peters (So)
SF: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (So)/Stanley Johnson (Fr)/Elliott Pitts (So)
SG: Gabe York (Jr)/Kadeem Allen (Jr)
PG: T.J. McConnell (Sr)/Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Fr)

Gone: F-Aaron Gordon, SG-Nick Johnson, G-Jordin Mayes

3. WISCONSIN BADGERS (PR: 2)
After finally getting Bo Ryan over the hump and advancing to the Final Four, a repeat performance seems very possible. Wisconsin only loses sharpshooter Ben Brust but brings back the remainder of their roster including developing big man, Frank Kaminsky. Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year Nigel Hayes should step into a starting role and make the Badgers a bigger, more physical team with Sam Dekker sliding back to his more natural small forward spot.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Frank Kaminsky (Sr)
PF: Nigel Hayes (So)/Vitto Brown (So)/Ethan Happ (Fr)
SF: Sam Dekker (Jr)/Duje Dukan (Sr)/Riley Dearing (red-Fr)
SG: Josh Gasser (Sr)/Zak Showalter (So)/Jordan Hill (Fr)
PG: Traevon Jackson (Sr)/Bronson Koenig (So)

Gone: SG-Ben Brust, C-Evan Anderson, PF-Zach Bohannon, PG-George Marshall (transfer-South Dakota State)

4. DUKE BLUE DEVILS (PR: 4)
Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood are NBA bound but Coach K. does bring in four McDonald’s All-Americans including the top player in the 2014 class, Jahlil Okafor who is a dominant low post presence which is something this past season’s Blue Devils’ were lacking. Newcomer Tyus Jones will share the backcourt with Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon while Amile Jefferson slides over to his natural power forward position.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Jahlil Okafor (Fr)/Marshall Plumlee (So)
PF: Amile Jefferson (Jr)/Semi Ojeleye (So)
G/F: Rasheed Sulaimon (So)/Justise Winslow (Fr)
G: Quinn Cook (Sr)/Matt Jones (So)/Grayson Allen (Fr)
PG: Tyus Jones (Fr)

Gone: F-Jabari Parker, SF-Rodney Hood, SG-Andre Dawkins, PG-Tyler Thornton, F/C-Josh Hairston, F-Alex Murphy (transfer-Florida)

5. NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS (PR: 5)
UNC had their share of ups and downs this past season but received great news when Marcus Paige announced he would be back for his junior year. James Michael McAdoo is leaving for the NBA but Roy Williams returns the majority of this past season’s rotation and also welcomes in three McDonald’s All-Americans who should add needed depth on the wing.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Joel James (Jr)/Kennedy Meeks (So)/Desmond Hubert (Sr)
PF: Brice Johnson (Jr)/Isaiah Hicks (So)/Jackson Simmons (Sr)
SF: J.P. Tokoto (Jr)/Justin Jackson (Fr)/Theo Pinson (Fr)
G: Marcus Paige (Jr)
PG: Nate Britt (So)/Joel Berry (Fr)

Gone: PF-James Michael McAdoo, SG-Leslie McDonald

6. KANSAS JAYHAWKS (PR: 3)
As expected, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid declared for the NBA draft but the Jayhawks could be even better next year than they were this past season even though they missed out on landing Myles Turner. Talented freshmen forwards Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre are already on board and Bill Self returns Wayne Selden and Perry Ellis while also getting Arkansas transfer, Hunter Mickelson eligible. The point guard position remains a question mark especially with Naadir Tharpe transferring but the Jayhawks are the favorites to win another Big 12 Title and compete for the national title.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Cliff Alexander (Fr)/Hunter Mickelson (Jr)/Landen Lucas (So)
PF: Perry Ellis (Jr)/Jamari Taylor (Jr)
SF: Kelly Oubre (Fr)/Brannen Greene (So)
SG: Wayne Selden (So)/Andrew White (Jr)
PG: Frank Mason (So)/Connor Frankamp (So)

Gone: SF-Andrew Wiggins, C-Joel Embiid, C-Tarik Black, PF-Justin Wesley, PG-Naadir Tharpe (transfer)

7. IOWA STATE CYCLONES (PR: 12)
Fred Hoiberg loses his top two players from this past season but (surprise, surprise) brings three transfers who should be major contributors right away in UNLV wing Bryce Dejean-Jones, former Marquette commit Jameel McKay, and Northern Illinois forward Abdul Nader. Georges Niang, Dustin Hogue, Naz Long, and Monte Morris are all back in the fold so the Cyclones won’t miss a beat next year.

Projected Depth Chart
F/C: Georges Niang (Jr)
F: Dustin Hogue (Sr)/Jameel McKay (Jr)/Daniel Edozie (Sr)
SF: Bryce Dejean-Jones (Sr)/Abdul Nader (Jr)
SG: Naz Long (Jr)/Matt Thomas (So)/Sherron Dorsey-Walker (So)
PG: Monte Morris (So)/Clay Custer (Fr)

Gone: F-Melvin Ejim, G-DeAndre Kane, C-Percy Gibson (transfer-), PG-K.J. Bluford (transfer-Northern Arizona)

8. TEXAS LONGHORNS (PR: 13)
The Horns were one of the surprise teams in college basketball this past season and with their entire roster intact for next year, expectations will certainly be raised. That is even more so the case now that highly-touted big man Myles Turner is coming to Austin which is why Texas was bumped up into my top ten. Rick Barnes has a gem in Isaiah Taylor and his once young team should blossom even more in 2014-15 with another year of experience under their belts.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Cameron Ridley (Jr)/Prince Ibeh (Jr)
PF: Myler Turner (Fr)/Connor Lammert (Jr)/Obinna Oleka (JUCO)
F: Jonathan Holmes (Sr)/Jordan Barnett (Fr)
G: Isaiah Taylor (So)/DeMarcus Holland (Jr)/Demarcus Croaker (So)/Martez Walker (So)/
G: Javan Felix (Jr)/Kendal Yancy (So)

Gone: nobody

9. VIRGINIA CAVALIERS (PR: 6)
Tony Bennett does lose two key starters from his ACC Championship squad but he has built the UVA program to fit his style of coaching, starting on the defensive end. Once again there won’t be a superstar on this team but the depth and balance offensively should be enough to once again make the Cavs a threat in the ACC and on the national stage.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Mike Tobey (Jr)/Jack Salt (Fr)
F: Anthony Gill (Jr)/Darion Atkins (Sr)/Marial Shayok (Fr)
SF: Justin Anderson (Jr)/Evan Nolte (Jr)/Isaiah Wilkins (Fr)
SG: Malcolm Brogdon (Jr)/Devon Hall (Fr-RS?)/B.J. Stith (Fr)
PG: Landon Perrantes (So)/

Gone: G/F-Joe Harris, F/C-Akil Mitchell, PG-Teven Jones (transfer)

10. FLORIDA GATORS (PR: 8)
Despite losing four starters, Billy Donovan brings back some quality talent and adds a solid freshman class along with transfers Eli Carter of Rutgers, Michigan’s Jon Horford, and Duke’s Alex Murphy who becomes eligible after the first semester. Kasey Hill and Chris Walker must step into starting roles and getting Damontre Harris back in the fold after being suspended for all of this past season will greatly help Florida’s chances next season.

Projected Depth Chart
F/C: Chris Walker (So)/Jon Horford (Sr)/Damontre Harris (Jr)
F: Dorrian Finney-Smith (Jr)/Devin Robinson (Fr)/Alex Murphy (So)/Jacob Kurtz (Sr)
G/F: Brandone Francis (Fr)/DeVon Walker (Jr)
SG: Michael Frazier (Jr)/Eli Carter (Jr)/Dillon Graham (Jr)/Zach Hodskins (Fr)
PG: Kasey Hill (So)/Chris Chiozza (Fr)

Gone: PG-Scottie Wilbekin, G/F-Casey Prather, C-Patric Young, PF-Will Yeguette

11. VILLANOVA WILDCATS (PR: 9)
After an impressive regular season, Nova’s 2013-14 campaign ended in disappointment after a first round exit in the Big East Tournament and not making it to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Jay Wright only loses one starter and should have another extremely balanced team that will hands down be the favorites in the Big East.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Daniel Ochefu (Jr)
PF: Jayvaughn Pinkston (Sr)/Kris Jenkins (So)/Darryl Reynolds (So)
SF: Josh Hart (So)/Mikal Bridges (Fr)
SG: Darrun Hilliard (Sr)/Dylan Ennis (Jr)
PG: Ryan Arcidiacono (Jr)/Phil Booth (Fr)

Gone: G/F-James Bell, PG-Tony Chennault

12. SMU MUSTANGS (PR: 11)
SMU won’t have to sweat it out on Selection Sunday next year. Larry Brown returns his nucleus from this past season and also welcomes in McDonald’s All-American Emmanuel Mudiay and possibly Texas Tech transfer Jordan Tolbert who could be granted immediate eligibility rather than sitting out a year. Mudiay will be a major difference maker though a huge reason why I like the Mustangs as the early favorites to win the American Athletic Conference.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Yanick Moriera (Sr)/Cannen Cunningham (Sr)
PF: Markus Kennedy (Jr)/Jordan Tolbert (Sr???)/Ben Moore (So)
SG: Keith Frazier (So)/Sterling Brown (So)
G: Emmanuel Mudiay (Fr)/Ryan Manuel (Sr)/Crandall Head (Sr)
PG: Nic Moore (So)

Gone: G-Nick Russell, F-Shawn Williams, G/F-Jalen Jones (transfer-Texas A&M)

13. LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (PR: 21)
Montrezl Harrell’s decision to return for his junior year moves Louisville up in my rankings. The Cards still lose three starters including All-American Russ Smith. Rick Pitino will have a young squad primarily consisting of underclassmen but Louisville will be a factor as they transition to the ACC.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Mangok Mathiang (So)/Chinanu Onuaku (Fr)/Matz Stockman (Fr)
PF: Montrezl Harrell (Jr)/Akoy Agau (So)/Jaylen Johnson (Fr)
G/F: Wayne Blackshear (Sr)/Shaqquan Aaron (Fr)
SG: Terry Rozier (So)/Anton Gill (Fr??)/Tim Henderson (Sr)
PG: Chris Jones (Sr)/Quentin Snider (Fr)

Gone: G-Russ Smith, SF-Luke Hancock, C-Stephan Van Treese, PG-Kevin Ware (transfer-Georgia State), PF-Chane Behanan (transfer-Colorado State)

14. GONZAGA BULLDOGS (PR: 15)
Per usual, Mark Few’s squad will be a steady Top 25 caliber club. The Zags return a terrific backcourt combo in Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr. while also welcoming Kentucky transfer Kyle Wiltjer to the lineup. Wiltjer will provide some offensively versatility that should allow developing big man Przemek Karnowski space to operate down low.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Przemek Karnowski (Jr)/Ryan Edwards (So)
PF: Kyle Wiltjer (Jr)/Angel Nunez (Sr)/Luke Meikle (So)/Domantas Sabonis (Fr)
G/F: Kyle Dranginis (Jr)/Gerard Coleman (Sr)
SG: Gary Bell Jr. (Sr)/Silas Melson (Fr)
PG: Kevin Pangos (Sr)/Josh Perkins (Fr)/Bryan Alberts (Fr)

Gone: PF-Sam Dower, PG-David Stockton, G/F-Drew Barham

15. UCONN HUSKIES (PR: 16)
DeAndre Daniels’ terrific play in the tourney accelerated his path to the NBA so the Huskies must replace three starters. The biggest question for UConn is how Ryan Boatright handles taking over without Shabazz Napier at his side. Boatright won’t have to do it alone though. Kevin Ollie brings in a pair of key transfers in former N.C. State shooting guard, Rodney Purvis and JUCO guard Sam Cassell Jr.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Amida Brimah (So)
PF: Phillip Nolan (Jr)/Kentan Facey (So)/Rakim Lubin (Fr)
G/F: Terrence Samuel (So)/Daniel Hamilton (Fr)
SG: Rodney Purvis (So)/Omar Calhoun (Jr)
PG: Ryan Boatright (Sr)/Sam Cassell Jr. (Jr)

Gone: PG-Shabazz Napier, F-DeAndre Daniels, F-Niels Giffey, G/F- Lasan Kromah, C-Tyler Olander, F-Leon Tolksdorf (transfer-)

16. OHIO STATE BUCKEYES (PR: 17)
The Aaron Craft era ends at Ohio State and Thad Matta also loses LaQuinton Ross and Amadeo Della Valle as they chose to pursue professional careers. Adding Temple transfer Anthony Lee is a major get since he will be eligible to play right away and D’Angelo Russell headlines a solid recruiting class. The key for the Buckeyes though will be the play of seniors Shannon Scott, Sam Thompson and Amir Williams.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Amir Williams (Sr)/Trey McDonald (Sr)/David Bell (Fr)
PF: Anthony Lee (Sr)/Marc Loving (So)
SF: Sam Thompson (Sr)/Keita Bates-Diop (Fr)/Jae’Sean Tate (Fr)
SG: D’Angelo Russell (Fr)/Kameron Williams (So)
PG: Shannon Scott (Sr)

Gone: PG-Aaron Craft, SG-Lenzelle Smith, F-LaQuinton Ross, SG-Amedeo Della Valle (turning pro overseas)

17. OREGON DUCKS (PR: 18)
The Ducks lose a few solid contributors but bring back scoring guards Joseph Young and Damyean Dotson. Dominic Artis has gotten lost in the mix a bit and needs to have a breakout year with talented freshman JaQuan Lyle committing to Oregon and expected to push him for minutes. JUCO transfer Michael Chandler should be a force inside as the Ducks aren’t expected to miss much of a beat in 2014-15.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Michael Chandler (Jr)/Arik Armstead (Fr-rs?)
F: Elgin Cook (Sr)/Richard Amardi (Sr)/Ray Kasongo (Fr)
G/F: Damyean Dotson (Jr)/Dwayne Benjamin (Jr)
G: Joseph Young (Sr)/Jalil Abdul-Bassit (Jr-rs?)
PG: Dominic Artis (So)/JaQuan Lyle (Fr)/Casey Benson (Fr)

Gone: PF-Mike Moser, PG-Johnathan Loyd, SG-Jason Calliste, C-Waverly Austin, PF-Ben Carter (transfer), SG-A.J. Lapray (transfer-Pepperdine)

18. WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS (PR: 19)
The Shockers completed the rare feat by entering the NCAA Tournament with an unbeaten record but don’t expect the same next year. Wichita State does bring back their talented backcourt led by Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker. The biggest question will be up-front where Gregg Marshall must replace the production of Cleanthony Early and their two big men.

Projected Depth Chart
F/C: Darius Carter (Sr)/Shaquille Morris (rs-Fr)/Bush Wamukota (JUCO)
F: Rashard Kelly (Fr)/Eric Hamilton (Fr)
SG: Tekele Cotton (Sr)/Zach Brown (Fr)
G: Ron Baker (Jr)/Evan Wessel (Jr)/Corey Henderson Jr. (Fr)
PG: Fred VanVleet (Jr)/D.J. Bowles (rs-Fr)/Ri’an Holland (rs-Fr)

Gone: F-Cleanthony Early, C-Kadeem Coleby, SF-Nick Wiggins, C-Chadrack Lufile, PF-Derail Green (transfer)

19. MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS (PR: 20)
With their top three players gone, expect Sparty to take a step back next season. I think Denzel Valentine has breakout potential and Branden Dawson must stay healthy for Michigan State to remain among the Big Ten’s elite. Two major questions though; how will Travis Trice handle taking over as the prime point guard and who will step up inside to replace the production of Adreian Payne?

Projected Depth Chart
C: Matt Costello (Jr)/Alex Gauna (Sr)
PF: Kanny Kaminski (So)/Gavin Schilling (So)
SF: Branden Dawson (Sr)/Russell Byrd (Sr)/Marvin Clark (Fr)
SG: Denzel Valentine (Jr)/Alvin Ellis (So)/Javon Bess (Fr)
PG: Travis Trice (Sr)/Lourawis Nairn (Fr)

Gone: SG-Gary Harris, PF-Adreian Payne, PG-Keith Appling

20. OKLAHOMA SOONERS (PR: 22)
The Sooners made major strides in the Big 12 last season and that should continue next season with four starters returning. Lon Kruger has a talented group of guards featuring Buddy Hield but must find someone to replace Cameron Clark’s production at forward.

Projected Depth Chart
F/C: Ryan Spangler (Jr)/Khadeem Lattin (Fr)/Jamuni McNeace (Fr)
F: Dante Buford (Fr)/D.J. Bennett (Sr)/C.J. Cole (So)
SG: Buddy Hield (Jr)/Frank Booker (So)
G: Isaiah Cousins (Jr)
PG: Jordan Woodard (So)/Gio McLean (JUCO)

Gone: F-Cameron Clark, F-Tyler Neal, PG-Je’lon Hornbeak (transfer-)

21. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (PR: 7)
With the sophomore trio of Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and Mitch McGary all declaring for the draft, the Wolverines take a fall in my updated top 25 rankings. Blossoming wing Caris LeVert and sophomores-to-be Zack Irvin and Derrick Walton will have to carry the load since Michigan’s frontcourt is young and inexperienced.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Max Bielfeldt (Jr)/Ricky Doyle (Fr)
F: Kameron Chatman (Fr)/Marc Donnal (So)/D.J Wilson (Fr)
SF: Zack Irvin (So)/Austin Hatch (Fr)
SG: Caris LeVert (Jr)/Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman (Fr)
PG: Derrick Walton (So)/Spike Albrecht (Jr)

Gone: SG-Nik Stauskas, F-Glenn Robinson III, C-Mitch McGary, C-Jordan Morgan, C-Jon Horford (transfer)

22. BYU COUGARS (PR: 23)
Matt Carlino announced he is transferring and big man Erik Mika leaves for his two-year mission, but Dave Rose returns a ton of talent and has a few players returning from mission as well as a couple of key transfers joining the fray. The Cougars were one of the top offensive teams in the country this past year and with Tyler Haws back in the fold, expect another high-powered point producing team that should give Gonzaga a run for their money in the WCC.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Isaac Neilson (Fr)/Ryan Andrus (Fr)
PF: Nate Austin (Sr)/Luke Worthington (So)/Jamal Aytes (So)
SF: Kyle Collinsworth (Jr)/Josh Sharp (Sr)
SG: Tyler Haws (Sr)/Chase Fischer (Jr)/Frank Bartley (So)
PG: Anson Winder (Sr)/Jordan Chatman (Fr)/Skyler Halford (Sr)

Gone: C-Eric Mika (mission), PG-Matt Carlino (transfer-)

23. COLORADO BUFFALOES (PR: 10)
Spencer Dinwiddie bolted for the NBA Draft which is why Tad Boyle’s team drops in my rankings. Still, the Buffs bring most of their key contributors back and have a talented trio in Askia Booker, Josh Scott, and Xavier Johnson that should have them hovering around the Top 25.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Josh Scott (Jr)
PF: Wesley Gordon (So)/Dustin Thomas (So)/Tory Miller (Fr)
SF: Xavier Johnson (Jr)/Tre’Shaun Fletcher (So)/George King (So)
G: Askia Booker (Sr)/Jaron Hopkins (So)/Eli Stalzer (Jr)
PG: Xavier Talton (Jr)/Dominique Collier (Fr)

Gone: G-Spencer Dinwiddie, C-Ben Mills, F-Chris Jenkins (transfer-Detroit)

24. SYRACUSE ORANGE (PR: 24)
I’m a little concerned about the Orange for next season. They struggled scoring in ‘13-’14 and with C.J. Fair, Tyler Ennis, and Jerami Grant all gone; there are a lot of holes to plug. Trevor Cooney needs to become more than just a three-point threat while Jim Boeheim must figure out if Michael Gbinije is ready to take over the point guard position or if Kaleb Joseph will be handed the keys like Ennis was as a freshman. Young guys like B.J. Johnson and Tyler Roberson also need to step into the spotlight to help replace Fair and Grant.

Projected Depth Chart
C: DaJuan Coleman (Jr)/C.J. McCullough (Fr)
PF: Rakeem Christmas (Sr)/Tyler Roberson (So)
SF: B.J. Johnson (So)
SG: Trevor Cooney (Jr)/Ron Patterson (So)
PG: Michael Gbinjie (Jr)/Kaleb Joseph (Fr)

Gone: F-C.J. Fair, PG-Tyler Ennis, F-Jerami Grant, C-Baye Moussa Keita

25. UCLA BRUINS (PR: 25)
Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine declared for the NBA Draft and after originally saying he would return to UCLA, Jordan Adams decided to follow suit. Add in the loss of the Wear twins inside and Steve Alford has quite a bit of turnover on his roster. Former UTEP commit Isaac Hamilton will add some skill on the wing while McDonald’s All-American forward Kevon Looney should be a force on the boards. Steve’s son, Bryce will play a major role as well being the lone point guard on the roster.

Projected Depth Chart
C: Tony Parker (Jr)/Thomas Welsh (Fr)/G.G. Goloman (Fr)
F: Kevon Looney (Fr)/Wannah Bail (Fr)/Jonah Bolden (Fr)
G/F: Isaac Hamilton (Fr)
SG: Norman Powell (Sr)/Noah Allen (Fr)
PG: Bryce Alford (So)

Gone: G/F-Kyle Anderson, G/F-Jordan Adams, PF-Travis Wear, PF-David Wear, G-Zach LaVine

Other Teams Considered: N.C. State, Pittsburgh, VCU, San Diego State, Illinois, Dayton, Nebraska, Utah, Georgetown, West Virginia, Maryland

 

David Kay is a senior feature NBA DraftNBA, and college basketball writer for the Sports Bank.  He also heads up the NBA and college basketball material at Walter Football.com and is a former contributor at The Washington Times Communities.  David has appeared on numerous national radio programs spanning from Cleveland to New Orleans to Milwaukee to Honolulu.  He also had the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft and the most accurate 2012 NBA Mock Draft on the internet (Yup, repeat champ… #humblebrag), and finished with the second most accurate 2013 NBA Mock Draft (nearly a three-peat.) You can follow him on Twitter at David_Kmiecik.

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  1. Better redo this entire list because Kentucky is only losing Young and Randle from it’s rotation of last year. They are adding Towns who will be better than Randle. Their recruiting class is second only to Duke. Next season there will be ten McDonald All Americas on Kentucky and the Lakers have only five. Team like MI, UConn, Kansas, and Duke that were not supposed to lose all their talent essentially did. PAC Ten had a worse record than the SEC in the tourney and is highly over rated with AZ as the number one. I would not have them in my top five of 2014-15

    1. Kentucky
    2. Wisconsin
    3. UNC
    4. Virginia
    5. SMU, by years end they will e top five but they will get not respect in the preseason ranking. They have a couple of lottery picks, a nice experienced core, and Larry Brown (NCAA and NBA championship coach)

  2. Danny, might want to leave the trailer park in lexington every once in awhile

  3. Good call

  4. polls mean nothing anyways….but nobody can understand how they rank the teams either seems to me the pick there favorites and then go with it

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